Used a couple of 5cf small concrete mixers and it doesn't matter if its dry
or wet material as chunks of it tend to clump together into balls and just
roll around and around without breaking up regardless how long the mixer
stays on. I usually turn the mixer off and breakup the balls manually.
Anyone has a better method of getting a better mix?
I prefer to start with the suggested amount of water, then add the mix until
it gets "right". You have to have enough cement, though, in case you put
too much water in to start. Just read the directions, and start with that
amount of water.
As a young boy; using a wheel barrow and shovel. Dried material first,
then water and yes have extra/plenty of cement.
Grand Dad was building a grease trap/cement to bury in the ground. I
got to work the shovel :)
..through the use of electrical or duct tape, achieve the configuration in the
If you're using premix I sympathize.
If you're mixing your own-
Gravel first- then the cement. . . then I add the water. . .when it's
wet I add the sand. After the first couple batches I rarely need
to adjust wetness-- but I keep my sand and gravel piles covered so
[I use a 1-2-3 mix for most everything- or, I suppose, most often in
my mixer, speaking in gallons, and in the correct order; 6-2-4]
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